Heritage High beats Paloma Valley for City Bragging Rights
Heritage High School football players celebrate at midfield with the Menifee City Championship trop...
|Heritage High School football players celebrate at midfield with the Menifee City Championship trophy.|
"We've been in that situation before; it didn't faze us," the senior running back said about the Heritage High football team's comeback from a late deficit against crosstown rival Paloma Valley Friday night. "That's when it's winning time."
That's exactly what it was for the Patriots, who rallied from a 13-10 deficit with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to defeat Paloma Valley 24-13 before a capacity crowd at Marion Ashley Stadium.
Ashley himself presented the city championship trophy at midfield to the Patriots, who overtook a strong Paloma Valley team with a solid ground game in the final period.
It wasn't easy, however. Paloma Valley (6-2, 1-2) took a 13-10 lead